This Is Taller Than Qutub Minar | Jaitkhamb

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Do you ever hear of Jaitkhamb? This magnificent structure of Chhattisgarh is taller than Qutub Minar of Delhi. Just 145 km away from the capital city Raipur this structure is built on the birthplace of Baba Guru Ghasidas at Giroudpuri. This amazing structure is really as marvelous as it looks in the pictures, This is really a place to put on your bucket list if you are planning to explore Chhattisgarh.


Giroudpuri is a major pilgrimage center of followers of the Satnami sect. of Chhattisgarh. It is actually the birthplace of Baba Guru Ghasidas there is a temple and samadhi that besides the Jaitkhamb, Every year pilgrim fair is organized there and also there is a tree where white-colored snakes are hanging during the birth anniversary of Guru Ghasidas. This place is really a hidden gem in central Chhattisgarh. Jaitkhamb is actually a symbol of truth, unity, and peace.

Some Facts About The Jaitkhamb

  • The height of Jaitkhamb is 243 feet which makes it 7 feet taller than Qutub Minar.
  • Jaitkhamb is Lightning resistant and earthquake-proof.
  • It is made of 4000 tonnes of concrete.
  • It has the capacity of containing 2000 people at a time.
  • It has 435 stairs both upside and downside which makes in total 870 stairs.
  • Stairs on both sides have been made in such a way that even when walking differently, there is an impression that people are walking together. Both stairs are visible above each other. People walking on the other side think that people could meet with nearby people but it just never happens.
  • It even has elevators to go up and down.
  • Jaitkhamb is designed by the experts of IIT Roorkee and made at the cost of whooping 51 crores rupees.

Here Is Some Glimpse of Jaitkhamb

How To Reach To Jaitkhamb

If you are coming from outside of Chhattisgarh, Then first you need to go to Raipur. Raipur is connected to the whole of India by roads, Railways and airways you shouldn’t feel any difficulty reaching there, From Raipur, You need to rent a car or should book a taxi to go to Giroudpuri. Giroudpuri is 145kms away from Raipur, Although to can get buses to go there but I recommend you to go by private taxi for hassle-free travel.

You should really visit the hidden gems of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh is a land of surprises. so, how do you like our post about Jaitkamb let us know in the comments below.

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